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G   /   November 04, 2015   /   1 Comment

Eva Green is like a vampire because she has to be so careful in the sun.

The 35-year-old actress has completely embraced her ultra pale skin, which means she goes to great lengths to protect it. Even when there is no threat of sun she slathers on sun protection as she knows how sensitive her skin can be.

“I’m like a vampire. I have to wear sunscreen or I look like a prawn! Even in winter I wear SPF30 – Skinceuticals Brightening UV Defence SPF30 and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Face Anti-Shine Dry Touch Gel SPF50+ are my favourites. It’s easier to apply make-up over the top of SPF30 than 50, which can be thick,” she told British magazine InStyle. “I have thin, fragile skin so I’m not a big fan of exfoliating and I don’t tend to get facials either.”

That’s not the only way the French star cares for herself. She’s also very particular about what she will and won’t eat, something she thinks many other people could learn from her.

“My diet is very LA; I eat mainly organic food. The amount of pesticides in our food is outrageous and so many people aren’t aware of what they’re eating,” she explained. “I drink lots of juices and eat kale, and have loads of energy as a result. I’m reading a great book by Dr Joel Fuhrman called Super Immunity about how you can cure all sorts of diseases with food.”

Alongside this, Eva works out regularly. For her exercise it’s just about keeping her body lean though, it’s more how it cares for her wellbeing that she likes.

“I run outside to help with my nerves. It’s a good way to get rid of your demons. Gyms are a bit depressing. You feel like a hamster on a wheel,” she said.

 

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G   /   October 18, 2015   /   1 Comment

Eva Green’s skin didn’t fare well in the harsh Irish winter.

The French actress is playing Miss Peregrine in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which hits cinema screens next year.

Tim is known for his kooky plots and visuals, and Eva’s hair will not disappoint.

“The role I’m playing now is quite cool. My hair is kind of bonkers. It’s a 40s style with a twist. I also loved my look in another movie I starred in, called Cracks. It’s set in the 30s – all high-waisted pants and bobbed hair,” she told the British version of Marie Claire.

Eva is used to having her hair styled and her make-up applied on set, and she looks equally as glamorous when she hits the red carpet.

Not all of her projects have been as kind on the 35-year-old’s looks though. She’s known for her alabaster skin, which looks extra striking next to her raven locks, but while filming hit TV show Penny Dreadful her skin took a bit of a beating.

“Filming in Ireland last winter really took its toll on my skin,” she revealed. “I rely on a good, fragrance-free make-up remover from Cetaphil or Avène and apply a cold cream to replenish my skin. I always wear SPF, but find factor 50 is too pale and thick, so I use SkinCeuticals Brightening UV Defense SPF 30. I love Sisley’s treatments, too.

“Make-up can be dangerous when you have pale skin – sometimes I can look like Morticia Addams!”

 

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M.   /   September 28, 2015   /   0 Comments

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G   /   September 12, 2015   /   2 Comments

In the race to have the first big female-fronted superhero movie (if race is the right word for something that’s taken decades to happen – which it isn’t), Marvel might apparently have a new frontrunner to play Carol Danvers in “Captain Marvel” in the shape of Rebecca Ferguson, but Warner Bros. and DC are undoubtedly in the lead: they had multiple writers penning drafts simultaneously, a director in the shape of “Monster”’s Patty Jenkins, a love interest in Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor, and even a Wonder Woman, in Gal Gadot, who’ll first appear in next year’s “Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice.”

And now, according to the latest rumor from the rumor-hole, they might have some villains. Heroic Hollywood, who are normally well placed to know about this sort of thing, report that the studio are targeting Eva Green andSean Bean to play the villains in the movie.

Neither are officially signed on, but if she was to get that far, Green would seemingly play sorceress Circe, a key figure in Homer’s Odyssey who’s been a traditional supervillain in the DC-verse since 1959, and an immortal intent on wiping out the Amazons, including Wonder Woman herself. Bean, meanwhile, would be Ares the god of war, and an even longer-serving adversary of Diana Prince (it’s not the actor’s first brush with the pantheon: Bean also played a Greek God, in that case Zeus, in “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief”).

It’s still all to play for, but neither have been particularly shy of taking blockbuster paychecks, and with filming due to begin in November, the Warners do need to find someone to fill the roles sooner rather than later. Once they do, “Wonder Woman” will open on June 23rd, 2017.

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G   /   September 07, 2015   /   0 Comments

Patti LuPone is back for more “Penny Dreadful.”

The Broadway legend, who guest starred as Joan Clayton (aka the Cut-Wife) in the sophomore season of Showtime’s Victorian England-set horror series, is back for season 3 as a series regular. She’ll also be playing a new role: Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Eva Green’s bewitching Vanessa Ives with an unconventional new approach.

The third season, which returns in 2016 with nine episodes, will also be adding another familiar name to the list of literary characters who appear on the show. Shazad Latif (“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”) will play an interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll.

“Penny Dreadful” has also added Wes Studi as a series regular. The “Hell on Wheels” and “Red Road” alum plays Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett). He also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton).

Guest stars also include Christian Camargo as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa; Sam Barnett as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; and Jessica Barden as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney).

“Penny Dreadful” is created, written and executive produced by John Logan and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, both of Neal Street Productions. It is a co-production of Showtime and Sky.

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G   /   September 06, 2015   /   0 Comments

Eva Green says wearing lipstick helps her feel “comfortable”.

The 35-year-old actress is known for her glamorous appearance and always brings out her inner femme fatale when she hits the red carpet. A major part of her look is sultry make-up and the stunning brunette reveals that she could never go au naturel with her pout.

“I’m a huge lipstick fan,” she confided in the British edition of InStyle magazine. “It’s the one thing I always wear. I can go out with very little mascara and just red lips and feel totally comfortable. YSL Beauty has beautiful strong, bright shades.”

Just as Eva doesn’t mix up her make-up look too much, she stays faithful to one fragrance. For many years she’s used Santa Maria Novella’s Melograno, even feeling it’s become “a part of” her. When it comes to looking after her body, she sticks to moisturiser from Sisley.

But Eva isn’t just stylish off screen; in action flick 300: Rise of an Empire she went gothic glam with kohl-smudged eyes and full battle gear. While she loved the look, Eva admits that some of her character’s outfits weren’t practical for her energetic scenes.

“I always try to take a hand in the costumes because you have to be comfortable,” she previously explained to UK magazine ShortList.

“But my hair actually got caught in one of the outfits I wore. I was in the middle of this huge fight scene and had to go, ‘Oh f**k, wait a second.'”

 

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G   /   September 01, 2015   /   0 Comments

On the subject of the lead character Vanessa Ives played by Eva Green, Logan was unequivocal.

“To me, Penny Dreadful is a dance with Eva Green. Vanessa Ives is my muse, no question about it. She is a good metaphor for me coming to accept ‘the beast in me’.

“As soon as I get on set, I speak to Eva, and we go over all the scenes in detail.”

 

Read the rest of Mr. Logan’s masterclass coverage HERE.

 

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G   /   August 26, 2015   /   1 Comment

By Vatsala Chhibber

 

There’s a dreamlike quality about Eva Green. Her stunning dark looks and impenetrable smoky eyes appear almost unreal, belonging in a whimsical fairy tale, or a Tim Burton set. Her on-screen characters only elevate the intrigue, from James Bond’s wayward lover in Casino Royale (2006) to a creepy clairvoyant on TV’s favourite horror-drama,Penny Dreadful. In Green’s make-believe world she’s always confident, alluring and not without an evil streak. “But I wouldn’t call myself self-confident in real life,” she admits. “It’s always been a fantasy for me to play powerful women — with some cracks in their personality — because I am not like that.” And though she’s found firm footing as Hollywood’s go-to femme fatale, she’s not entirely thrilled about it. “I don’t like being put in a box,” she says. “I’m many things.” Here, she gives us a glimpse of some of those things, as well as her inner demons, her beauty rituals and the big, bad Hollywood beast.

On inhabiting Tim Burton’s universe

“He’s like a child; happy and easygoing with a passion that is contagious. In Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children [out next year], my character is like a dark Mary Poppins. It’s a beautiful story set in the ‘40s and all the other roles are played by children — this was my first time working with children, and that was a bit of a challenge. The movie is slightly bonkers, but in a poetic way.”

On her red-carpet ritual

“The last thing I do before stepping onto the red carpet is put on some perfume. I’ve been very faithful to this brand called Santa Maria Novella. They have a fragrance called Melograno that’s very simple, and very me.”

On being the new spokesperson for L’Oréal Professionnel

“My hair is thin, fragile and tortured every day. My hairdresser always uses L’Oréal Professionnel hair products. I tried their deep moisturising Pro Fiber treatment, which is magical, and their new Wet Domination by Tecni.ART styling range. I also love oils, both for the body and the hair. I use L’Oréal’s Mythic Oil twice a month — leaving it on overnight and shampooing the next morning.”

On surviving Hollywood

“It’s a tough business. As an actor you have to keep your vulnerability for your roles, and at the same time, you have to build an armour around yourself because there are so many… I have to find a polite word… arseholes. You have to have faith in yourself and remain strong. And, if you find that you’ve lost your passion one day, I think you should move on to something else.”

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M.   /   July 27, 2015   /   0 Comments

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Mujer Hoy seems to think that Algeria and Nigeria are the same country… Come on, folks! In this day and age, journalists can do a little research with the help of the Internet before posting n’importe quoi… The fine people from those two diverse and culturally rich countries would appreciate it. And so would be, Eva Green fans.

Eva talks about her shyness, being cast as Isabelle in The Dreamers, how it didn’t work out between her and von Trier and why she didn’t star in The Antichrist, dying her hair as a teen, and L’Oréal.

G   /   July 13, 2015   /   1 Comment

She’s got dark hair and mesmerizing blue eyes: Eva Green know how to captivate an audience, whether she’s playing a Bond girl, a dark Tim Burton character, or a very gloomy Vanessa Ives on Penny Dreadful. There’s a sense of mystery to her beauty, an essence I try to decode in this candid chat with L’Oréal Professionnel’s new international spokesperson.

1) How important is hair to an overall look?

Everything. I mean, skin of course is important, but a hair do can define who you are and what you look like. For me, as an actor… it’s major. It defines the character. It helps you define the role. In everyday life I’m terrible with my hair. I can’t do anything, so I let it down. It’s very straight, so a side-parting is all. If you go to the hairdresser, it makes you feel confident. Good hair makes you feel confident.

2) How does it feel to represent a brand like L’Oréal Professionnel?

It’s such a cool, iconic brand. Since I was very little I’ve seen L’Oréal Professionnel products at hair salons. It’s quite a weird feeling, but I’m happy that I’m now on board!

3) Could you describe you style in one word?

Everything.

(I’ve got to say, I’ve never received an answer like that before and it just goes to show how versatile the actress really is.)

4) Why did you choose to go from being blonde to black at a young age?

I wasn’t exactly blonde. I was in the middle and I don’t like being in the middle. I feel like my mom had dark hair, pale skin, and blue eyes, so I thought let’s try that. I didn’t tell my mother. I went to the hairdresser when I was 15 and dyed my hair. It was a strong statement.

5) What is your favorite feature?

Oh god, I don’t know. My hands.

5) Three beauty essentials that you always have in your bag?

Contact lenses, because I’m completely blind, a fragrance (Santa Maria Novella), and red lipstick.

6) Have you ever been to India?

My god, no! It’s my dream to go there. I was in Sri Lanka last year, but I couldn’t make it to India.

7) Is there something you’d like to do when you’re here?

I need 3 months to explore your country. But yeah, I want to go to Rajasthan. There’s so many places… it’s another world: the spices, the colors. It’s a whole other world. It’s magical.

8) What is your favorite red carpet hair do?

I would say the safest for me would be side-parting and hair on one side. It’s always a safe option.

Eva leaves us wanting more! We’re excited to see what she and L’Oréal Professionnel are going to do together.

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G   /   July 11, 2015   /   0 Comments

By Deanna Barnert

 

Penny Dreadful star Eva Green reveals her favorite fascinations

Designer:

Alexander McQueen.

Must-have bag:

I don’t have a purse; I have a Tumi backpack.

Essential jewelry piece:

A vintage spider brooch from the 1920s that I bought on Portobello Road in London. It’s a good-luck thing.

Best beauty product:

MAC red lipstick. Avène, the French skin-care brand, is very good. Shu Uemura for hair.

Signature scent:

Santa Maria Novella eau de cologne.

Go-to workout:

Running.

 

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G   /   July 01, 2015   /   4 Comments
Eva Green feels alive when she travels to exotic places. The French actress, the new spokesperson for L’Oréal Professionnel, also said that Helena Bonham Carter inspires her. ‘Because she is crazy in a positive way’. In this interview she talked about her projects and one of her dreams – to be 100% confident…
 
What changed in Eva Green from the movie The Dreamers to the Eva today?
I don’t think I’ve changed that much. I’ve always been very reserved and I still am. I’m more at ease in interviews now –and because I work in this crazy business, I’m a little more extroverted…but I don’t think I am as confident as I would like to be. That’s my goal at the moment.
 
To be 100% confident?
It’s my biggest dream, to be 100% confident.
 
When you’re not working, how do you spend your time?
I find peace when I’m walking in nature. I go to far away places. I went to Sri Lanka and South Africa last year. When I travel, it’s the moment when I think ‘Oh my God, I’m alive, I’m very lucky to be alive.’ That’s what I like.
 
Have you ever been to Brazil?
No but I would love to know your country. I love Brazilian music and I know Brazilian women are very pretty, always in shape and take good care of themselves.
 
Speaking of beauty, how do you take care of yourself?
When I’m working, I have to use a lot of makeup but in real life, I’m very simple. I drink lots of water, I exercise, I hydrate my skin the best I can and I don’t wear much makeup.
 
What is your secret to staying beautiful?
My God! I wish I knew the secret but I think that the condition to be happy, is to love and be loved. That’s what really matters.
 
Any actress who inspires you?
I love Helena Bonham Carter because she is crazy in a positive way. She is proud to be who she is. She’s not like others, she is original, unique.
 
What are your next projects?
At the moment, I’m shooting the Tim Burton film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and I will be back for another season of Penny Dreadful. Then only God knows.
G   /   June 27, 2015   /   3 Comments

By Irène Schäppi

Eva Green is the new face of L’Oréal Professionnel’s Haircare brand. At the interview in Paris, the French actress told us what she thinks about beauty hype and social media.

We met Eva Green in a hotel suite in Paris where she’ll be presented as the new ambassador of L’Oréal Professionnel Haircare brand. The stunning beautiful actress wears a floor-length black Gothic-robe and massive silver rings on her fingers, looking like a mixture of Hell’s Angels jewelry and Harald Glööckler’s clunkers. With this styling, Eva Green, 34 years old, looks less like the Femme Fatale role she often plays. She looks like a vulnerable young woman. Is that intentional? I don’t think so. The French actress is considered very shy and often gestures while speaking with her hands as her rings rattle constantly together.

Q: Eva, you are one of Hollywood’s mega brunettes. What are your hair care secrets?
A: Each role brings a new hairstyle with it. This may damage the scalp or the hair can get dull. I take care of my hair every weekend with special masks and scalp treatments.

Q: Any other beauty tricks?
A: My mother taught me early not to rub dry my wet hair. It splits the hair ends. My mom is so great with hair she could also have a great career as a hairdresser.

Q: Your mother, Marlène Jobert is an actress too. What was her reaction to your career choice?
A: At the beginning, she didn’t know about my choice. My mom didn’t really want me to be an actress.

Q: Why?
A: Because she knows how hard the film business can be sometimes. She was right. Shortly after my first movie “The Dreamers”, studio bosses and agents said that I was fat and advised me to lose weight because I wouldn’t get roles.

Q: That’s hard. How did you handle these critics?
A: I instantly went to my mother to comfort me. It’s still that way. She is my refuge and she takes care of me when I doubt myself. When I’m down, there’s no better place than to go to her house where she cooks for me. I’m a real Mama’s girl.

Q: Is she okay now that you’re an actress?
A: Yes, my mom has resigned and supports me when she can. She travels a lot around with me, comes often to visit me on film sets and accompanies me to premieres.

Q: How do you handle the beauty and fitness hype in Hollywood?
A: It’s not easy and it scares me. Nevertheless, as an actress I must stay in form. My body is my expression. I work together with a personal trainer who forces me to do push-ups etc. and I try to eat healthy food. But I am French. Red wine and cheese are must haves.

Q: Many stars posts their food on Instagram…
A: Social media makes me sick. In my opinion, these self-expressions simply suck. It’s so much better to stay mysterious. The world out there doesn’t have to know everything about me. What is so exciting about how I look while shaving my legs or in the toilet?

Q: But you like to present yourself on the red carpet. Smokey eyes are your trademark. How do you put on makeup privately?
A: Really? I had to adjust but now I see every red carpet appearance as a film role. Privately, I don’t often use makeup. Maybe because I absolutely have no talent for it. But when I go for dinner, I use red lipstick.

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Thanks to Marijan for translating this interview!

G   /   June 21, 2015   /   0 Comments

And then there’s Eva Green.

“Eva Green is the biggest bad ass on the planet,” the Rizzoli & Isles star told me at Women In Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards, adding, “She is totally my girl crush.”

Harmon has yet to meet the Penny Dreadful star. She said with a smile, “I’m too scared.”

 

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